hold someone/something dear

hold someone/something dear
CHERISH, treasure, prize, appreciate, value highly, care for/about, set great store by; informal put on a pedestal.
hold

* * *

care for or value someone or something greatly

fidelity is something most of us hold dear


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hold something dear — hold someone/​something dear phrase to feel that someone or something is very important to you This government was a threat to everything he held dear. Thesaurus: to value something or someonesynonym Main entry: hold * * * hold sb/sth ˈdear idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold someone dear — hold someone/​something dear phrase to feel that someone or something is very important to you This government was a threat to everything he held dear. Thesaurus: to value something or someonesynonym Main entry: hold …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold on to someone for dear life — hang/hold on (to (something/someone)) for dear life to hold something or someone as tightly as you can in order to avoid falling. I sat behind Gary on the bike and hung on for dear life as we sped off. A rope was passed down and she held on to it …   New idioms dictionary

  • hold on for dear life — hang/hold on (to (something/someone)) for dear life to hold something or someone as tightly as you can in order to avoid falling. I sat behind Gary on the bike and hung on for dear life as we sped off. A rope was passed down and she held on to it …   New idioms dictionary

  • hold — I UK [həʊld] / US [hoʊld] verb Word forms hold : present tense I/you/we/they hold he/she/it holds present participle holding past tense held UK [held] / US past participle held *** 1) [transitive] to carry something using your hands or arms Can… …   English dictionary

  • hang on to someone for dear life — hang/hold on (to (something/someone)) for dear life to hold something or someone as tightly as you can in order to avoid falling. I sat behind Gary on the bike and hung on for dear life as we sped off. A rope was passed down and she held on to it …   New idioms dictionary

  • hold — 1 verb past tense and past participle held IN YOUR HANDS/ARMS 1 a) (T) to have something firmly in your hand or arms: He was holding a knife in one hand. | Can you hold the groceries for me while I open the door? | I held the baby in my arms. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hold — hold1 W1S1 [həuld US hould] v past tense and past participle held [held] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in your hand/arms)¦ 2¦(event)¦ 3¦(keep something in position)¦ 4¦(job/title)¦ 5¦(keep/store)¦ 6¦(keep something available for somebody)¦ 7¦(keep somebody… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hold — hold1 [ hould ] (past tense and past participle held [ held ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 carry ▸ 2 stop someone/something from moving ▸ 3 put arms around someone ▸ 4 (be able to) contain ▸ 5 have ▸ 6 continue in same state ▸ 7 keep/stop something ▸ 8 not… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hold — hold1 verb (past and past participle held) 1》 grasp, carry, or support. 2》 keep in a specified position: I held the door open for him.     ↘remain secure or intact: the boat s anchor would not hold. 3》 keep or detain.     ↘have in one s… …   English new terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”